Louie (Louis C.K.'s show on FX)

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i just watched 6 episodes in a row on the FX website. i couldn't stop laughing. truly amazing. i couldn't find a thread! i searched, i swear.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 03:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

ah there is this old thread! sorry. that was kinda hard to find, to be honest. anyway, i will let others decide if the new show deserves its own thread. it really is so good.

Come anticipate Louis C.K.s HBO sitcom LUCKY LOUIE with me

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

i totally spelled the show wrong. i should go to bed...

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

this show is so awesome that it deserves 40 threads tbh

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

can you change the thread title to louie? i hate when i do things like that. this show waa made for me. lots of shows are. the t.v. knows what i like. he's such a good writer.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

why yes i can!

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

Such a great show. Louis CK is the SHIT

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

heckler shutdown is like the best 5 minutes of uncomfortable television of all time imo

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

so is this gonna be the new louie thread now?

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's pretty amazing. i always think i'm beyond amazement cuz i'm so old and jaded but then something comes along and amazes me. i like that.

x-post

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

it doesn't have to be! i just needed to testify and i couldn't find the old one fast enough.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

i think the shrink is an amazing recurring character

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

from wiki:

He was married to New York artist and painter Alix Bailey in 1995; they divorced in 2009. He has two daughters from the marriage[9] and shares joint custody of them with Bailey.[10]

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

I already went all over the moon about the poker scene on the first thread, but that was also amazing

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

I will be trying this in a few minutes. I don't know this guy!

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

i'm about to watch the new one. exciting!

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

he likes the helicopter idea:

http://www.youtube.com/louisck#p/u/30/AO1KsU1rG7s

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

the matthew broderick scene. oh man, i laughed and laughed. lots of stuff made me laugh. out loud. loudly. maria laughed a lot too. we laughed together.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

first episode is kinda clunky, but the instasmile date thing is so fucking brilliant that it makes up for it

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

the couple that LOLs together...

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

just posted this on the other louie thread, but the coffee shop routine from last night was the cinematic equivalent of how I feel on ILM

Darin, Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

And yeah, as disjointed/clunky/whatever this show is, I totally look forward to it every week. I love that Louie just says 'fuck it' to any real story lines or what have you.

Darin, Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

If we're posting things in both threads: that ice cream scene was just brutally real for me.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

Liked the first ep, was pretty good. I'm trying to get over my reservations about the production "style". It isn't exactly like CYE, although some of the acting pushes it in that direction.

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 16:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

i'm trying to think of another show about a guy who is basically sensible and lovable but hates himself. seinfeld: sensible, he loves himself. CYE: hates/loves himself, is in no way sensible.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 August 2010 17:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

the matthew broderick scene. oh man, i laughed and laughed.

seriously, i could watch him doing variations "your father is dead" for an entire episode

caek boss (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

variations on*

caek boss (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNRNCk3YwqE

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

Scott, post this stuff in the actual Louie thread, for fucks sake

Come anticipate Louis C.K.s HBO sitcom LUCKY LOUIE with me

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

that's actually the thread for HBO's LUCKY LOUIE

the disappearance of apollo creed (s1ocki), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

and we've been talking about LOUIE in it for like three months now.

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

just becuz whiney wants people to post in th other thread i am posting in this thread..may they join in a golden tapestry.....i heard him talkin about this show and now watch it on th boot legz tube idea/.//its so good...it makes people run away from th room..then run back when they hear sumthin funny..search also th npr interview he did recently...hes in town alot bxing/training and playin guitar..i dont feel like bothering him..i dont want to become th "annoying fan upstate" character in hz routine...love himmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

danbunny, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

there is a piece sumwhere where he talks about other male characters who basically love themselves versus those that hate themselves...th ep w th kid and th single mom was awesome

danbunny, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 15:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

heckler shutdown is like the best 5 minutes of uncomfortable television of all time imo

really? it came off as flat for me

the bit he was doing in the beginning about feeling full was funny, but the whole heckler thing, including when he runs into the woman later on in the bar seemed pointless to me, and i guess confusing in tone, as well. like, at first i thought the whole thing hinged upon tension between him and his balding schlubby comic cronies and the heckler gal, and there would be some huge satisfying blowup, but the whole thing just sort of fizzled out. or was that the point?? i'm confused. what was i supposed to be laughing at or pondering over?

dell (del), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

like larry david's cye character is pretty horrible, but somehow likeable. louis' character in that scene seemed completely devoid of even the tiniest shards of charisma or intersting-ness

dell (del), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

David's character deals with social anxiety by trying to dominate it and the show climaxes when he fails.

Louis's character deals with social anxiety by being completely overwhelmed and bewildered by it and the show climaxes when he breaks the whole thing down in one very intense, cathartic conversation

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

lovable prick vs. lovable loser

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

i refuse to make that choice because i love all of ilx equally

gg eileen (jjjusten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 17:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

great episode tonight - really kept wondering where this was all going. once again, loved the attitude of the ending

Nhex, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wow, great ep. Wonder how he'll cap the season off...is the finale next week?

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Finale is not until Sept. 7 I believe.

Jouster, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 05:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

Sweet deal.

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

what a weird fuckin show

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

heh the kid's look at the end

dont wear sh@q without the fu (tremendoid), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

switching channels from this to colbert is very jarring

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

watching the next episode of louie, he has an alcohol hangover from smoking marihuana. have neglected these thanks to dvr

dont wear sh@q without the fu (tremendoid), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

he's kind of cute in a ginger divorcee kinda way when he has facial hair and looks like a giant child molester when he doesn't

A B C, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

i luv this show

A B C, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

This is def. shaping up to be one of the strongest first seasons of any show in recent memory - lots of memorable scenes and odd touches, but still feels like it has room to grow and change. The fact that this last ep was suspenseful and touching as well as being funny as hell is a testament to its unique malleability - people call it CK's Curb, but that show is so much more traditional.

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

I was thinking the exact same thing, Simon (about it being a really strong first season), tho I immediately thought that Community's first season is still stronger.

Mordy, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

it saddens me how many female friends i have that have been sexually assaulted - and even some that have been, but deny they have been..not sure where i'm going with this but fuck louis ck

Ross, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 22:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Turns out we were just finishing up dinner a half-block away from the Comedy Cellar just as Louis went on. Had I any idea I absolutely would have gone to heckle him. "how much did you pay the club to go onstage!"

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 23:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"show me your weenis!"

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 23:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Newnight on the BBC tonight had an interview with the feminist author Sady Doyle, where she talked about how there should be "no way back" for comedians who have acted abusively. That was the last thing on the show except for one thing - a video tribute to "Michael Jackson, the King of Pop who would have been 60 today"....

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 23:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

womp womp

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 23:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

There’s a whole major exhibition about michael jackson at the barbican or something

🦅 (Trϵϵship), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 23:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

can we not with the mj stuff on this thread please

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 23:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ya shamon everyone let's keep it on topic

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 23:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah you can talk about Michael Jackson on the thread about Harvey Weinstein!

faculty w1fe (silby), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 23:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I don't wish to discuss it, it was just a glaring segue on the programme.

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 23:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i am getting kind of tired of standup

i get through about 10 minutes of a lot of netflix specials

regular reminder that flicking through some stuff on Netflix is not the same thing as actually watching stand-up


ok what qualifies in your professional opinion?

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

some good stand up...

classic pryor, any bamford, doug stanhope, neil brennan - 3 MICS (Netflix)

patrice o'neal - elephant in the room

iliza schlesinger is pretty good as well

yes, said (Ross), Thursday, 30 August 2018 03:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I've watched the Bamfords she is great

um...I saw Stanhope live and liked it, it had brilliant parts and some cringey parts, but I have mixed feelings about him overall

like I have watched plenty of comedy I just find a lot of stuff not that compelling and I am not as into the whole thing as I used to be I don't think that's unreasonable

and to be honest if a comedian can't grab me in 15 minutes I'm not really interested

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 30 August 2018 03:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the illiza s. one didn't do anything for me

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 30 August 2018 03:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Bad mood. Now I wish I did try to find a way in so I could have heckled. Perhaps it would have been closure for really liking Horace & Pete.

Anyway, new comedians please: really like Caitlin Gill, any others?

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 30 August 2018 03:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm not going to pretend I didn't think his stand-up and his show (at times) were genuinely brilliant, insightful, and better than anything produced by 99% of the comedians working today

but I have no desire to hear what he has to say on any subject or watch any project he's involved with ever again

― Number None, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:13 PM (nine hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i'm pretty much with this. i really loved some of the bits from season 1 and 2 of his FX show, even as some of the weirder bits (like that stalking the black girl episode) struck me as way, way off. but he should be done, he doesn't deserve another chance (on top of that, assuredly he's comfortable financially for the rest of his life anyway)

Nhex, Thursday, 30 August 2018 03:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Someone bump another comedy thread so we don’t have to talk about goodhearted comedians who have done no sex crimes in this thread

faculty w1fe (silby), Thursday, 30 August 2018 04:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Done and done.

Rolling Stand-Up Comedy 2018

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 30 August 2018 04:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Anyway, fuck this guy. I'm A-OK never hearing from him again.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 30 August 2018 04:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Distinguishing between the artist and his/her act is generally a smooth process for me. Except when so much of said artist's material depends on openly autobiographical elements, in which case we are dared not to dissociate the person from the persona (I'm happy to oblige, for the most part, especially when the living are involved).

pomenitul, Thursday, 30 August 2018 08:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, he can fuck off and die. this shouldn't even be a question.

Yerac, Thursday, 30 August 2018 11:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the hard part for me in terms of ever listening to him is that too much of the weird sex hangups and dysfunction was a part of his comedy, like it feels really tied to what happened, and i guess sort of manipulative in retrospect...i can't really see just laughing at him like a regular comedian again

― The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:24 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

thought about this more and it feels like the comedy, his whole persona, the way he presented himself as an auteur comedian, even the things he did to help tig notaro, like it feels more than even manipulative, it feels like it was part of his process of being a predator, a cover or a way to set himself up in a way he knew that would be hard to criticize

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 30 August 2018 14:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, otm for sure

my dream is to never be a champion (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 30 August 2018 14:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

another vote for the "liked some stuff he did but don't ever want to hear him again" camp

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 30 August 2018 15:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

What is shitty is that he didn't even have the common sense to not make his Comedy Cellar bit a surprise? He is smart, he knew women would be there, and he knew some women just don't want no part in this.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 30 August 2018 17:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

he knew women would be there, and he knew some women just don't want no part in this

let's be honest, this was by intention, that's what he enjoys about it

Οὖτις, Thursday, 30 August 2018 17:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Good thread from Jen Kirkman:

I didn’t have proof he did any of this masturbation stuff. Only rumors. He verbally did some sick stuff to me. I got harassed so bad for speaking on it with no one in my community to back me up I stopped. He apologized. And lied to me about the others. This is the mess of it all. https://t.co/DeQ9U9pM91

— JEN KIRKMAN (@JenKirkman) August 30, 2018

... (Eazy), Thursday, 30 August 2018 18:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, the "there's no way she didn't know" argument has always irritated me. people often don't know these things! especially when known liars are involved!

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Thursday, 30 August 2018 18:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The comedy community seems to police itself better when it comes to joke stealing.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 30 August 2018 18:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Joke stealing happens in public in front of hundreds of people.

What is shitty is that he didn't even have the common sense to not make his Comedy Cellar bit a surprise?

Not suggesting he should be trying to come back at all, but this is not how this works.

He is smart, he knew women would be there, and he knew some women just don't want no part in this.

Seems plausible to me that this issue simply wouldn't have occurred to him. ( <- a criticism, not an excuse)

▫◌▫ (sic), Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I know that's not really how Comedy Cellar works.

But yeah, it doesn't matter how that club functions, he doesn't give a shit and that's abhorrent.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, he could have just worked another club where that isn't an issue.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

great piece

5th Ward Weeaboo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, lays it all out there

Οὖτις, Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the "public persona as con" angle is otm

Οὖτις, Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Jesus fuckin christ the rape whistle jokes.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, he could have just worked another club where that isn't an issue.

not about CK, but the only room I know of that announces "names" doing new is Giant Dwarf, and they charge punters double what regular rooms do for the privilege. this is not a better way of doing things. how many of the rooms you go to even list everyone who's going up that night at the door, let alone in advance?

about CK: he shouldn't have done bland material after his time away. he shouldn't have done rape whistle jokes. he should have had empathy for other people that would be in the venue. he probably shouldn't be going back onstage in any circumstances. but if he HAD been introspective, if he HAD examined what a horrible destructive prick he was, if he WAS writing something that tore down his previous work and advanced better viewpoints or shouted out and raised up his victims, it wouldn't be better if he were charging $30 a ticket in advance to watch him write it.

anyway we should all shut up except for Mo Ryan, Jen Kirkman, and any of the other victims whose names we don't remember for bad reasons, instead of talking about this masturbating thumb man

▫◌▫ (sic), Thursday, 30 August 2018 23:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Truly excellent article. It doesn't matter one bit that "that's not how the comedy cellar works", it seems that to be a woman on that ocasion, in that cellar, in that circumstance is to submit. There's no room for anyone, any woman particularly, to be the dissenting voice in that space for fear of reprisals and at the risk of abuse, further abuse than the abuse already inflicted on the woman in the audience by simply being there at the wrong time.

http://www.vulture.com/2018/08/louis-ck-comedy-cellar-women-describe-rape-whistle-joke.html

Britain's Sexiest Cow (jed_), Thursday, 30 August 2018 23:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

@NoamDworman you've been trying for 9 months to poke holes in our story and it's getting really painful. Critically think about this- After a late show at a comedy festival that you worked your ass off to get in to, all the bars are closed, and the headliner who we thought we had

— Dana & Julia (@DanaAndJulia) August 31, 2018

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 31 August 2018 00:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I've known Mo for years - she was my first real editor - and I love how she finally seems to have found a high-profile platform. It's only made her voice and writing better.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 31 August 2018 01:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

A podcast I used to do had her on as a guest once or twice and she was always just the nicest.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 31 August 2018 01:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

(Not something I can say about all the American critics/writers we had on who have gone on to bigger and better things.)

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 31 August 2018 01:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I posted it on another thread, but Aziz recently did a small comedy club here. They sent out an email to their mailing list the day before, no press, just saying he was "working out new material" (then he did the same thing a couple days later at a large theater here, still zero press). So at least in that case people could choose whether they wanted to see/support him or not.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 31 August 2018 01:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the aziz ansari situation is not remotely similar honestly

🦅 (Trϵϵship), Friday, 31 August 2018 01:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i'm not an aziz defender and i would be happy if his career is over because his show sucks, but i don't think it does anyone any favors to compare that strange, ambiguous situation with a guy who repeatedly exposed himself to fellow comics and then pressured them to stay quiet.

🦅 (Trϵϵship), Friday, 31 August 2018 02:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm not comparing, I'm just saying that's probably a better approach than showing up unannounced at a club (assuming that he's going to return to stand-up no matter what)

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 31 August 2018 03:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, he can fuck off and die. this shouldn't even be a question.

― Yerac, Thursday, August 30, 2018 8:14 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yes, said (Ross), Friday, 31 August 2018 18:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

These surprise appearances by Louis CK keep getting worse https://t.co/N3B0OfjBJ0

— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) August 31, 2018

frogbs, Friday, 31 August 2018 18:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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